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good morning, america. this morning, last stand. this is it. what could be the final day on trial for casey anthony. both sides are set to present their closing arguments today. the jury just hours from getting the case and her life hangs in the balance. holiday scorcher. record temperatures burning up parts of the country this weekend. phoenix hits a five-year high. authorities warning residents, the heat is dangerous, as sweltering souls do anything to cool off. when will it break? royal madness. william and kate go cooking in canada, and in monaco, a ar-studded wedding as prince albert marries his princess. we have the details on the drama, the a-list guests and what about that beautiful dress with 40,000 swarovski crystals? and independence day. get ready for fireworks, music
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and good old american barbecue. your fourth of july weekend kicks into high gear right now. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is "good morning america," with bianna golodryga and dan harris. and good morning, america. dan harris is on assignment. we're happy to have dan abrams in the house for him. happy almost fourth of july, dan. >> thank you. i love fourth of july. it's got a little bit of history and it's a fun holiday. you got people like these guys, out there, choori icheering it . there are some holidays that are somber and serious, it's celebratory, one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. we became u.s. citizens 25 years ago today on july 4th. >> to me it's a holiday, to you it's really meaningful. >> we'll have barbecues and hamburgers. we know it's hot out there.
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look at the deep red. blazing temperatures across the south and west today. we could see new records. it's going to continue well into the fourth. more coming up in the show. cleanup crews racing to contain an oil spril not far from one of the nation's premier national parks, when a pipeline running over the yellowstone river ruptured. and some monkey business to get to this morning. a baboon on the loose, escaping from an amusement park and going on a great adventure around new jersey for a couple of days. the baboon is fine, just tranquilized there. we'll get into his harrowing story coming up as well. we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. six weeks and more than 80 witnesses later, that murder trial is finally wrapping up. abc's yunji de nies is in orlando where the closing arguments are taking down. >> good morning, dan. it all comes down to this. each side has a chance to make
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their final case for casey anthony before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of her daughter. but the question is, what do you call it? >> reporter: even if jurors don't believe casey's defense, the burden of proof is on the prosecution, they will hone in on casey's behavior, and lies and argue that casey killed her daughter in cold blood. >> no one but casey anthony had access to all of the pieces of evidence. no one else benefited from the death of caylee marie anthony. >> today the defense focuses on lack of physical evidence, arguing there's nothing to tie casey to caylee's death. >> there has yet to be any evidence in this case, as to how
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this child died. >> reporter: from day one, casey anthony's defense team said little caylee's death was an accident that spiraled out of control. they explained casey's partying and endless lies in the days after her daughter's disappearance with this shocking allegation. >> casey was raised to lie. it all began when casey was 8 years old and her father began to touch her inappropriately. >> no witnesses substantiated that claim. >> i never would do anything like that to my daughter. >> reporter: the defense said they would show george anthony discovered the dead caylee in the family pool, dumped her body in the woods, and casey's only crime was her silence. >> casey should have called 911. casey should have done the right thing and that's what she is guilty of. >> reporter: each side is expected to take half the day for their closing arguments. then it goes to the jury. no word how long they'll deliberate.
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conventional wisdom is a day for each week of the trial. that would mean six days but you know there is no formula. >> there's no way to know how long the jury will take. ev though i may venture a guess later on in the show. the closing arguments are more important than in many cases, sometimes they're pro forma because there are questions about premeditation, causese of death and possibility of manslaughter is important. >> all comes to today. also we want to talk about the weather. brutal heat is making it one hot holiday weekend. it's not letting up any time soon. abc's jackie meretsky is here with more and it's hot across parts of the country out there. >> hot, hot, hot. ten states yesterday hit triple digits. it's the combination of the heat as well as upper level disturbances creating hazardous conditions in many parts of the nation. extreme heat and dangerously
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high temperatures have smothered much of the nation this holiday weekend, forcing many americans to do anything they can to escape the searing hot weather. >> it's like an oven out here. >> reporter: in las vegas where temperatures hit 111 degrees, cooling stations were open to provide much-needed relief. at this festival outside of chicago, 94 degrees felt like 102. some festival goers had to be treated for heat-related health conditions. >> they're not used to this humidity. but we're taking care of them. they're fine right now. >> reporter: triple digit temperatures in southern california sent thousands of holiday revelers near the beach. >> it must be 100 today. we figure we'll get away from the heat and come down. >> reporter: phoenix, 118 degrees, a record high. in neighboring new mexico, where firefighters are battling blaze near the los alamos nuclear lab, the governor is urging residents to avoid using fireworks in the hot, dry conditions. >> please do not purchase, sell
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or use fireworks. >> reporter: in the midwest, when hot air slammed into a cold front, there were fierce thunderstorms friday night, , killing one 11-year-old girl in wisconsin and sending 37 people to the hospital. high winds snapped trees like twigs in a girls' camp in minnesota. in the mountains, a sight almost never seen, snow and lots of it in july. the remnants of a very snowy winter. in lake tahoe, ski slopes are still open. >> fourth of july, here we are on skis. >> let's take a look at heat in terms of numbers. we've got a very strong high pressure system in california. inland portions of the bay area are in a heat advisory. 99 in san jose. as we travel across the central and eastern parts of the nation. heat really holding strong. 101 in dallas, 90 in washington, d.c. and in your home town, bianna, houston will be close to
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100 degrees. back to you. >> it is a scorcher there. yet it's still strange to see people skiing in this weather. all right, jackie, thank you. congress will be back k session after canceling a planned week-long vacation. e reason? fast-approaching deadline to raise the debt limit. neither side is budging, but consequences could be huge if a resolution isn't reached. abc's david kerley is in washington. david, what can we expect to see this week? >> reporter: honestly, i don't think a lot. i don't think much is going to happen. over the weekend we heard both sides solidify their positions. the president said we need to see balance which is revenue increase, not just spending cuts. he said nothing can be off limits. but the republicans said, listen, we're not doing new taxes, we're talking about spending cuts only. they've drawn the line a little deeper in the sand. >> a lot of people that i talked to here on wall street say that the only way they can get either side to move is to see the market tank. yet we've seen the stock market at a two-year high. the bond market doesn't seem to be reacting at all. how is this resonating in washington?
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>> that happened during the t.a.r.p. debate. a lot of republicans said we're not voting for it. and then all a sudden they voted for it and it passed. a lot aren't too happy that they voted for it. i think what we'll see is similar to what happened during the government deadline. the deadline looms august 2nd and there will be a deal. speaker boehner, the republican, knows he's probably not going to get the tea party republicans, so he has to get democrats, whicicmeans he has to figure out a way to get revenues. he s sd no new taxes and no increase in rates. that doesn't mean you get rid of subsidies, get him cover, get him democrats and get a deal. but we'll see what happens. it's all about deadline pressure. >> august 2nd deadline is looming, thank you, and happy fourth of july to you. >> and to you. sexual assault charges against one of the world's most powerful men could be dropped as soon as this week. allegations that landed the former head of the imf in jail and sent shockwaves around the
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world are being questioned, because his accuser has serious credibility problems. abc's rob nelson has the latest from outside of the manhattan apartment where dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we heard the bombshell news this week about the accuser in this case, her credibility in shambles. there are major questions about dominique strauss-kahn. even though he maintained his innocence, legally and politically, what comes next? it was strauss-kahn's second day of relative freedom and he took advantage of it. leaving his apartment with his wifefey his side for an unknown destination for much of the afternoon. in a matter of weeks, if not days, the district attorney could drop all charges, setting him entirely free, something his lawyers are pushing for, hard. >> we've maintained from the beginning that mr. strauss-kahn is innocent of these charges and these recent disclosures reinforce our conviction that he will be exonerated.
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>> reporter:r:he victim could still sue him for monetary damages in civil court where there would be a lower burden of proof, but a civil case would not keep him in the country. so, the big question, if and when this man who was once poised to run for president returns to his home country, will he be welcomed as a hero wronged or a scoundrel who got off easy? the french are torn. >> i think anyway, his image is a bit broken. >> reporter: from those who said he is now permanently tainted to others like this former government minister who o y strauss-kahn could be a potent political force. >> he could be a good candidate. he has to play a role, a great role in the future. and it's very important for france. and for the left. >> reporter: and there is a sentiment, with this country that has a complicated relationship with america, his ordeal could strengthen his
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political chances. >> i think they could entertain candidacy given they thought he's been done such a wrong. >> reporter: and he's a member of the socialist party in france. there are reports who say the party may back up some nomination deadlines to give strauss-kahn a chance, yes, to run for president if he gets this case out of the way. back to you. >> all right. ron, this case garnered him a lot of sympathy back home in france as well. >> to me they're talking about the possibility he could be running for president, considering where we were five weeks ago. ron claiborne, good morning. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna. cleanup crews in montana are racing to prevent an oil spill on the yellowstone river before it does more damage. when a pipeline ruptured late friday, leaking hundreds of barrels of oil. hundreds of people were temporarily evacuated. and thousands of people rallied at the georgia capital prpresting the new tough immigration law. they say the law creates a hostile environment for people of color. a federal judge temporarily
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blocked parts of the law, including the part that allows for police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification. and police say they've cracked a cold case 54 years after it happened. a little girl who disappeared outside of chicago. 71-year-old jack mccullough wiwi be in court charged with kidnapping and killing 7-year-old maria ridulph. the case captured the nation's atatntion. his alibi fell apart last year. they discovered an unused train ticket he claimed to have used to take a train at the time the little girl was murdered. and two bodies discovered in the mountainous area of colorado, believed to be those of a missing doctor and his daughter. an experienced hiker and his daughter went hike on june 21, reported missing last wednesday. the bodies were found 500 feet from a main trail on the rocky and steep terrain. and finally the story bianna is telling you about. the great adventure is over for a baboon that was on the lam in new jersey for three days.
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the baboon was found on n farm and tranquilized. it became a minor celebrity. the sightings in new jersey anan nearby six flags new jersey thinks it probably escaped from its drive-through safari, or could be another baboon from somewhere else. >> i've done some research. that baboon traveled 20 miles from six flags. >> if it's the six flags baboon. we do not know that. >> are you missing a baboon? >> yes, matter of fact. what a coincidence. come home. >> jackie meretsky, let's go find ron's baboon and some weather at that. >> all of the exciting news in new jersey, not new york city. all right. let's take a look. speaking of northeastern states at what is happening. look at these storms. in washington, d.c., i bet you heard the early morning storms there. there's your live shot. temperatures in the 70s right now, but you are going to skyrocket up to 90. even though the skies are looking pretty good right now. you will get another round, maybe a couple rounds of thunderstorms. that's what it will be like across the northeast all day. your water temperatures from virginia beach to miami looking
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good. jumping into the ocean in miami. 84 degrees will be absolutely beautiful. you certainly don't need a wet suit there. all right. that's a quick look at your national weather all right. bianna, back you to. >> you hail from canada and the duke and duchess of cambridge are there. also known as will and kate. they are taking canada by storm before heading to the u.s. later
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in the week. huge crowds are turning out wherever they go. but who are they there to see? abc's bob woodruff is traveling with the royal couple and joins us from quebec city where they are arriving today. bob, i have a feeling they are coming to see kate. >> yes, that's true. in this beautiful, beautiful city. i don't know if you've been here in quebec city. it's actually more than 400 years old. one of the oldest in north america. this is city hall built 200 years ago. will and kate made their way up here from montreal on a navy ship up the st. lawrence river. this is the next stop on what is a very, very successful trip. it is a royal love affair. wherever william and kate go, canadians swoon. after two days of big celeleatory events attended by hundreds of thousands, the royal couple finally had quieter moments. planting a tree, visiting cancer
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patients in a hospital and even this, donning chef's jackets and getting a cooking lesson. they whipped up some french-canadian fare. foie gras, toasted brioche and lobster souffle. french-speaking quebec is mostst independent province of canada and there were a few dozen anti-monarchy protesters. but overwhelming, there were adoring crowds, and who were they c cmoring to see? >> everybody in canada is turning up not to see prince william, but to see kate. >> reporter: canadians, making their preference clear, it's the budding fashion icon they've come to see. >> you're beautiful. >> that's what used to drive prince charles crazy, when people wanted to see diana. >> reporter: but william seems to relish the attention for his new bride, often mentioning kate in his speeches.
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>> i'm excited to be able to share this with catherine. >> reporter: and when william and kate met an older couple married for 70 years, william asked if the happily married man had any advice? the man said, do whatever your wife tells you to do. his response -- >> very wise. >> reporter: i should tell you this is a completely french city. all ththsigns around here in french. here's the newspaper we saw which says le grand jour which means "the big day," which is absolutely true. >> i love bob's french accent. you have an excellent french accident. >> just rolls off the tongue. > now to those other royaya newlyweds. prince albert of monaco married charlene wittstock this weekend in an elaborate wedding, and reporting that it almost didn't happen. >> yes, there were reports that wittstock almost was a runaway bride, just days before the big
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event, but they went off without a hitch. lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: wearing an off the shoulder armani dress, she looked stunning. the palace said it took 2500 hours to prepare. it's no wonder, the dress had 40,000 swarovski crystals and 20,000 mother-of-pearl beads and just look at that train. it was a star-studded event. the guest list included french president nicolas sarkozy, roger moore, naomi campbell and karl lagerfeld to name a few. there was glitz, glamour and interesting hats. but it was a wedding fit for a prince and a princess. looking demure for most of the ceremony, when it came to exchanging the 18 carat white gold cartier ring, there was a wink and a beaming smile. relief, perhaps that their
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marriage has finally been sealed. they took the historic journey from the palace to the chapel, last made by albert's parents, prince rainier and his wife grace kelly more than 50 years ago. before the princess laid her bouquet at the church of monaco's patron saint the emotions set in. but she wiped away the tears just in time for the big bash the white ball. there was a change of outfits. she can boogie in this one. >> you are a wonderful, speech. sometimes patient woman with me. >> and finally, the piece de resistance, an eye-popping firework display. for "goooomorning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> and she looked beautiful. a three-day extravaganza there. >> coming up on "good morning america." dramatic finale. the all-important closing g
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arguments start on the casey anthony murder trial. we go inside the courtroom. what do the jurors need to hear? plus, gourmet grilling. great food for the fourth. how to make a five-star burger on a five-buck budget. coming up. ♪ hear ye, hear ye! this 4th of july, celebrate the red, white, and blue with ocean spray cranberry, white cranberry, and blueberry juice cocktails. how did you wear this stuff growing up?
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♪ crowds are out in full force, ahead of the july 4th celebration and festivities, a lot of fireworks, a lot of barbecuing. i'm learning this is dan abrams' favorite holiday of the year. why aren't you out there celebrating? >> because i wasn't able to get one of those hats. i didn't feel that i would fit in. >> you would look good in a hat. dan harris is on assignment. dan abrams is sitting here next to me. good to see you. >> great to be here. >> it is sunday, july 3rd, we'll be out cooking in honor of july 4th weekend. with all of those good folks out there, the world-renowned chef behind the burger bar restaurant, shows us how to make a five-star burger on a budget. this guy knows what he's talking about. >> plus, panda-monium. don't be fooled. this is just a diversion.
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it's one of the stories we're fixated on coming up. >> but we'll start with the beginning of the end in the casey anthony murder trial. both sides make closing arguments today and the jury could begin deliberating by tonight. abc's yunji de nies is following the story from orlando and joins us again. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this jury sat in the courtroom for over a month. they've heard from dozens of witnesses, seen hundreds of pieces of evidence, and today they'll hear the final closing arguments. we expect the defense will argue that casey is not a killer and that the prosecution has shown no physical evidence to prove she murdered caylee. prosecutors will again show her partying and say she is the only one with the means and motive to commit the crime. the prosecution and defense will each take half a day for closing arguments, any it goes to the jury. >> all right, thanks very much, yunji, appreciate it.
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joining us is my old pal, vinnie politan. host of hln's "special report" and "in session" on trutv. also a former prosecutor. vinnie, good to see you. surprises in the opening statements, expecting surprises in the closing? >> surprises is putting it mildly. my goodness. jose biaz put the burden on himself in his opening statement. he told the jury he knew exactly how all of this happened. yet, as we sat here for a month, dan, i didn't hear the evidence. the evidence of the drowning, evidence of the sexual abuse at the hands of her father. i think the anticipation, what is jose biaz going to do here? >> let me follow up on that. does he now shift the focus of his closing argument say, you know what, all of those things i said in opening statement hasn't worked out so well for me. instead, maybe what i'll do is do what every other legal
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analyst is suggesting, that is focus on whether this could have simply been an accident versus a murder. cause of death. >> now, dan, do you want -- do you think you should shift focus or switch gears here, what do you think? >> a little inside joke. >> this is what i think you have to do. >> nancy grace inside joke there, yes. >> i know. this is what he needs to do. go find tommy lee jones and will smith and get that machine that erases everybody's memory. from the opening statements. he laid out expectations, dan. he told them how it happened. and this jury knows where he got the information, from casey anthony, sitting next to him at the triaia the same casey anthony who decided not to testify. we know the judge will say don't hold that against her but my goodness, how can do you that? you can't lay it out and say this is how it happened and provide no truth of it. >> i think he has to basically avoid it in closing argument.
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vinnie, one of the reasons i like you, you do what people say you shouldn't do. everyone said, don't predict when a jury is going to come back, because you'll always be wrong. yet i see on twitter, you already predict how long you think the jury is going to deliberate. >> yeah, it's 13 hours and 31 minutes, dan. >> that's good. see. i love that. >> it's that easy. i think it's a couple days. >> all right. >> here's the thing, dan. you know, you've covered trials all over this country. florida and texas are two states where the deliberations go faster than you expect. if you took this trial, put it in massachusetts, they can be out for two weeks. i think down here in florida, they are sequestered. they move faster, they miss their families and getting ready for dan abrams favorite holiday. the july 4th weekend. i think they'll be out here quick. >> in honor of vinnie, i'm going make a prediction, i'm going to say wednesday morning. we have no way to know that or reason to know that. i think based on the evidence that's there, they will take a couple days.
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in high-profile cases jurors tend to take a little longer. vinnie, appreciate it. thanks. ron claiborne. >> happy third of july. >> thank you, thank you. >> bianna. >> how are you? in the news, some residents of minot, north dakota are returning to their homes after the flooding souris river forced them to flee. people are now being allowed back in. more than 4,000 homes damaged by floodwaters. another republican jumping into the race for the party's nomination for president. michigan congressman thaddeus mccotter is joining the crowded gop field. and boeing's long-awaited dreamline jert completed maiden transpacific flight, landing in japan this morning. the lighter, more e el-efficient plane will undergo testing. the first commercial flight expected this yeye. finally, a surprise winner at wimbledon, eighth seeded petra kvitova won the first grand slam title. knocking off maria sharapova.
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and the men's final between rafael nadal and novak djokovic is today and nadal will win that. time for the weather and jackie meretsky. >> thanks, ron. happy third of july. can you imagine being without power when it's 118 degrees? 4,000 residents of phoenix, arizona, that's what they had to deal with when a powerful downburst hit a localized portion of phoenix, arizona. a downburst is a downdraft that flows rapidly from a thunderstorm. speaking of thunderstorms, take a look at all of this active weather we have for today. thunderstorms in the northeast along the i-95 corridor and very warm weather in the south. dallas 101, phoenix, 110 degrees, believe it or not that's a bit of a cooldown. we'll see a lot of active weather continuing especially in the northeast. that's a quick look at your national weather.
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tomorrow is the fourth of july, and it's the holiday where everyone goes out to the backyard. puts some burgers on the grill. there's nothing more american than a big burger and here to cook some burgers for us, renowned chef, hubert keller. thanks for being here. >> i am happy to be here. >> you've got a big-time burger. >> i think summer, fourth of july, beer, burgers and friends.
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since i'm in the burger business, i thought i would come out with an ultimate burger. i put an ultimate burger together here. which is based on the ingredients to make e e beer. also craftsmanship. so i have like a beer bun, i have a black angus, and the flat iron steak which is grazed in beer for five hour, very slowly and reducing the beer down, then i made a shallot jam which is also cooked d th beer, a little vinegar inside, i made my own mustard. so soaked the seeds in beer. it's like the ultimate burger when you put all of the flavors together. >> that's a little intimidating to make. let's talk about the knockout burger. >> you put sauce over it, so it soaks up into the bun. the knockoff burger is simpler,
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what i do, i have spinach and olive oil. >> how different are the ingredients, people will look at that and say wow, this looks so decadent. is this significantly different? >> i'm substituting some other elements with spinach. and still the shallots. >> and different types of beef you're using. >> and here i'm using a combination of black angus and kobe flat iron steak. so here we keep it simpler to the black angus. you can easily do it at home, if you get -- the idea, really, we cooking the spinach, very quickly, once we have the spinach over here, so just very quickly saute that. we put salt and pepper over it. >> you don't want it too wilted. >> not too wilted. >> why the bleu cheese? >> i just love bleu cheese with the burger. >> why? >> why? i think maybe we are french. we actually put roquefort cheese on our steaks. >> you have to somehow make it french. >> yeah.
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>> you have to somehow make it french. >> flavors work together. not because it's french. >> so, the next step now, we have spinach, actually take the burger, i season the burger with salt and pepper, which is i thininthe trick of the burger is seasoning the burger last minute, just before you put them on the grill. >> and quickly, what do you recommend? well done, medium? >> i like medium rare. we put it on the grill and put the bleu cheese down, and the lettuce down first. again when it comes another trick, is really when we have tendency of putting a press on the burger. >> how do you fit it in your mouth? >> here's the advantage we have. we get our own version of it. we get to go to break and we get to eat them during the commercial break. >> you can compare. one with the brazed short rib that took eight hour, and the other one. >> i bet they're both fantastic. any of the recipes, you can go
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from the fireworks' point of ♪ well, it's time for our weekly segment, "fixation" where we share the stories, music and videososhat captured our attention this week. ron, you're starting us off. >> i'll kick it off with a video
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i've within watching obsessively day and night. this is a little kid listening to a song by pantera, banging his head there. grooving bigtime. over and over. i'm obsess eed with it. his mother, danielle shot this. and he's having a great old time. >> my niece sometimes s nces. not quite like that. and not to heavy metal. >> look at him. go, jonah, go! >> maybe he's reacting to some of the letters jackie is about to tell us. >> thanks for the segue. from rock 'n' roll to mother-in-laws. it's a tough relationship. we have mother-in-laws and we love them, dearly. my fixation is when a future
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mother-in-law wrote to a future daughter-in-law after a particularly challenging visit to the home. it's so nasty. it's gone viral. now it's exploded. let's read a couple of quotes, here is one. "it's high time someone explained to you about good manners. yours are obvious by their absence, and i feel sorry for you." >> wow. actually my favorite, "you regularly draw attention to yourself. perhaps you should ask yourself why." >> does the son get involved? does he step in and get involved? >> i don't know where he is. >> an online group is actually urging people to boycott the mother-in-law's floral shop in england. >> let the record show that my mother-in-law only exchanged lolo letters. >> kathy, my mother-in-law, you're not so bad at all. >> dan. >> ever wonder what it's like to be a firework?
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>> never have. >> i never thought about it before. but then i saw this video, and i thought, that is fascinating. they literally put a camera on the fireworks, so you can see the fireworks' perspective. >> who is "they." >> them. >> i know they're men, not women, right? >> i find this to be fascinating. do you not? ron likes to watch babies go bouncing up and down, their heads and i watch fireworks. >> i watch pandas. i do. pandas in china. take a look at this video i've been watching. this is a panda, adorable panda with his trainer over there. rolling over, showing some tricks to distract him. because his buddy, panda, in the back, there you see highlighted is about to make a run for t.
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take a look at this. he's sneaking out the lab -- as soon as the first panda -- take a look at this, take a look at this. you see the other one just start running, to catch up with his buddy. he's out of there. >> a full-on escape from -- >> i hear they're making a movie about this. >> panda break. >> animated movie. >> we have a little bit of everything. >> we did, mother-in-law, firework, babies, pandas. >> i was trying to think of a "kung fu panda" joke but it didn't come to me fast enough. >> we have time. >> if there's a story, video or picture you can't get enough of, let us know. you may see it on a future video broadcast. at abcbcws.com or tweet us at abc. did you think of anything yet? >> no. nk of anything yet?
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and before we go, we want to welcome a new member of the "gma" family. our producer, bethany owens' daughter, baby ava. congratulations to the family.
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she's adorable. >> welcome to the world. thank you for watching abc news. we'll have more later with "this week" with christiane amanpour and "world news" with david muir tonight. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. i knew the two of you before. ron claiborne, surprisingly entertaining. >> isn't he? good morning, america, surprisingly entertaining. >> isn't he?
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